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Is this Doable on My Travel Day (And if Not, which Would You Choose)?

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So my itinerary is pretty much set for my return trip to Japan in late March/first 1/2 of April for sakura season. I have 4 nights set for Tokyo (including a day trip to Kamakura); 5 nights for Kyoto (including a 1/2 trip to Himeji to see the castle that was under renovation during my Nov. 2013 trip, and a day trip to Yoshino if the blooms warrant); a couple of nights in Nara; a night in Koya-san; 4 nights in Kanazawa and 2 nights in Kawaguicho-ko before returning home. Many of you have wisely spoken in your past trip reports about the option of making a stop along the way on an otherwise travel day to see something of interest. So, I have one heavy intra-country travel day, leaving from Koya-san and ultimately heading to Kanazawa. Along the way, I've been planning to stop and see the castle at Hikone, which would mean I've then seen 3 of the 4 castles designated as National Treaures (Matsumoto in 2013 plus Himeji and Hikone on my upcoming trip). I then noticed that Inyuyama is not far (geographically speaking) from Hikone, which makes me wonder if I could also fit in a visit there which just happens to contain the 4th National Treasure castle. Another potential benefit is the Inuyama festival which is held the first weekedn in April each year. I haven't seen yet which days the festival will be, so it could be on the 1st and 2nd, or it could be on the 7th-8th (I'd be passing through on the 7th)

Either way, the castles will obviously always be there. I still need to check train times on Hyperdia but what do you all think about the potential for stopping at both Hikone and Inuyama on the way? Since I have 4 nights in Kanazawa, it means I have 3 full days, so even if I were to arrive at my Kanazawa hotel at midnight, I'll still have 3 full days of sightseeing there. If stopping at both Hikone and Inuyama is not feasible, which would you choose, based on the castles alone?

Arigato gozaimasu!

MB

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